9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
3
Kobe
— 1 day
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Dhaka City

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Tokyo

— 2 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, walk around Rikugien Garden, make a trip to Imperial Palace, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning site.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dhaka City to Tokyo, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Kyoto

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

Start your trip to Kyoto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks

Kobe

— 1 day
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 17th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then browse the different shops at Liv, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kobe online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then make a trip to Miyajima.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker site.

You can take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.